Paulina Helm-Hernandez, Former Co-Director of Southerners on New Ground, Will Join Foundation For A Just Society
Paulina Helm-Hernandez, former co-director of Southerners on New Ground, will join Foundation for a Just Society as a Program officer focusing on the US Southeast.
Paulina is a queer artist, trainer, political organizer, and strategist from Veracrúz, Mexico, who has made the US South her home for more than two decades. For eleven years, she was the co-director of Southerners on New Ground, a social justice advocacy organization supporting LGBTQ people in the US South. Prior to that she coordinated the Southern regional youth activism program at the Highlander Research and Education Center. Paulina has a background in farmworker and immigrant/refugee rights organizing, anti-violence work, and gender and sexual liberation work that centers people most affected by poverty, war, and racism. Paulina is always exploring ways to deepen political unity with people and institutions willing to demand and organize for collective liberation.